The Eleven
Women Nobel Laureates
In the Sciences 1903-2004
(and five who should/could have been)
Marie Curie
(Sklodowska)
1867-1934
Physics
1903
“In recognition of the extra-ordinary
services they have rendered by their...
Marie Curie
(Sklodowska)
1867-1934
Chemistry
1911
“In recognition of her services to the
advancement of chemistry by the
d...
Irene Joliot-
Curie
1897-1956
Chemistry
1935
“In recognition of their synthesis
of new radioactive elements.”
Gerty Radnitz
Cori
1896-1957
Physiology or
Medicine
1947
“For their discovery of the course of
the catalytic conversion of...
Maria
Goeppert-
Mayer
1896-1957
Physics
1963
“For their discoveries concerning
nuclear shell structures.”
Dorothy
Crowfoot
Hodgkin
1910-1994
Chemistry
1964
“For her determination by X-ray
techniques of the structures of
importan...
Rosalyn
Sussman
Yalow
1921-
Physiology or
Medicine
1977
“For the development of
radioimmunoassays of peptide
hormones.”
Barbara
McClintock
1902-1992
Physiology or
Medicine
1983
“For her discovery of mobile
genetic elements.”
Rita Levi-
Montalcini
1909-
Physiology or
Medicine
1986
“For their discoveries of
growth factors.”
Gertrude B.
Elion
1918-1999
Physiology or
Medicine
1988
“For their discoveries of
important principles for drug
treatment.”
Christiane
Nusslein-
Volhard
1942-
Physiology or
Medicine
1995
“For their discoveries
concerning the genetic control
of ea...
Linda B. Buck
1947-
Physiology or
Medicine
2004
“For their discoveries of
odorant receptors and the
organisation of the ol...
Lisa Meitner
1878-1968
Physics
(Fission)
Emmy Noether
1882-1935
Mathematics
(Algebra)
Wu Chien-Shiung
1912-1997
Physics
(Parity Violation)
Rosalind
Franklin
1920-1958
Physiology or
Medicine
(DNA)
Susan Jocelyn
Bell Burnell
1943-
Astronomy
(Pulsars)
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The Eleven Women Nobel Laureates

  1. 1. The Eleven Women Nobel Laureates In the Sciences 1903-2004 (and five who should/could have been)
  2. 2. Marie Curie (Sklodowska) 1867-1934 Physics 1903 “In recognition of the extra-ordinary services they have rendered by their joint researches on the radiation phenomena discovered by Professor Henri Becquerel.”
  3. 3. Marie Curie (Sklodowska) 1867-1934 Chemistry 1911 “In recognition of her services to the advancement of chemistry by the discovery of the elements radium and plutonium, by the isolation of radium, and the study of the nature and compounds of this remarkable element.”
  4. 4. Irene Joliot- Curie 1897-1956 Chemistry 1935 “In recognition of their synthesis of new radioactive elements.”
  5. 5. Gerty Radnitz Cori 1896-1957 Physiology or Medicine 1947 “For their discovery of the course of the catalytic conversion of glycogen.”
  6. 6. Maria Goeppert- Mayer 1896-1957 Physics 1963 “For their discoveries concerning nuclear shell structures.”
  7. 7. Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin 1910-1994 Chemistry 1964 “For her determination by X-ray techniques of the structures of important biochemical substances.”
  8. 8. Rosalyn Sussman Yalow 1921- Physiology or Medicine 1977 “For the development of radioimmunoassays of peptide hormones.”
  9. 9. Barbara McClintock 1902-1992 Physiology or Medicine 1983 “For her discovery of mobile genetic elements.”
  10. 10. Rita Levi- Montalcini 1909- Physiology or Medicine 1986 “For their discoveries of growth factors.”
  11. 11. Gertrude B. Elion 1918-1999 Physiology or Medicine 1988 “For their discoveries of important principles for drug treatment.”
  12. 12. Christiane Nusslein- Volhard 1942- Physiology or Medicine 1995 “For their discoveries concerning the genetic control of early embryonic development.”
  13. 13. Linda B. Buck 1947- Physiology or Medicine 2004 “For their discoveries of odorant receptors and the organisation of the olfactory system.”
  14. 14. Lisa Meitner 1878-1968 Physics (Fission)
  15. 15. Emmy Noether 1882-1935 Mathematics (Algebra)
  16. 16. Wu Chien-Shiung 1912-1997 Physics (Parity Violation)
  17. 17. Rosalind Franklin 1920-1958 Physiology or Medicine (DNA)
  18. 18. Susan Jocelyn Bell Burnell 1943- Astronomy (Pulsars)

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